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The Family of James H. Lyons, Generation Two: Part 2


October 21, 2021

According to the terms of his father’s will, James was able to stay on the family farm and it came into his ownership after conditions were met. The Jas. Lyons property is noted in South Woodbury Township on both the 1861 and 1877 atlas maps of Bedford County.

James Lyons is perhaps most known for his accomplishment in being appointed the first postmaster of Salemville when that office was established there on July 14, 1882. It was probably located in their country store in the heart of Salemville. In the book “Bible, Ax and Plow” by Ben Van Horn, Sr., pages 82-83, he gives a brief st...

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